Tech Tips

New England MGT Register GOF 103

New England MGT Register GOF 103

Abingdon Spares was in Concord, NH in September for the NEMGTR GOF 103. Lots of great T-Types for the car show, and of course lots of great folks from the...

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Dynamator - Vintage look Altenator for T-Types!

Dynamator - Vintage look Altenator for T-Types!

  The DYNAMATOR is an Authentic looking Dynamo that in fact is a high output 45Amp Alternator, giving a considerable increase on performance, with the added advantage of being light weight, weighing in at less than 8 lbs, as compared...

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No Spark? Testing your classic car ignition system

No Spark? Testing your classic car ignition system

Here is a link to an article from Classic Motorsports showing a step by step testing procedure for the typical ignition system found in our classic cars. The article provides a very logical approach giving a very good explanation of how...

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MG T-Type Spark Plugs, 1/2" or 3/4"?

MG T-Type Spark Plugs, 1/2" or 3/4"?

A common question we get asked a lot is how do I know if my MG T-Type engine should use 1/2" or 3/4" spark plugs. Common knowledge says that it is based on engine numbers, cars with engine numbers lower...

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T-Type Spark Plug Wire setup

T-Type Spark Plug Wire setup

The T-Type workshop manual has a good description of how to make and install a set of ignition wires. Our ignition wire sets have the wire in one piece, easily enough to make a complete set of wires for an...

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Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, Early TD

Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, Early TD

The LED board for the early TD tail lamp is installed in place of the original metal socket, directly to the metal socket support plate. Refer to the wiring instructions included with the LED set for connection details. Here are...

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Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, late TD and TF

Installing LED Tail Lamp Boards, late TD and TF

The LED board for the late TD and TF tail lamp is installed in place of the original metal socket, directly to the chrome plinth through the rubber body. Refer to the wiring instructions included with the LED set for...

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Sealing up a Fuel Sender

Sealing up a Fuel Sender

The fuel tank sender can often be the source of unwanted fuel leaks in the T- series cars. There can be a number of reasons for these leaks, most common ones are due to the failure of the sealing gaskets...

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King Pin Seals installation

King Pin Seals installation

We get many inquiries about how the swivel link seals are installed. Here are a few photos of how it all goes together. I used a TD kingpin without the steering arm and spindle, easier to take photos. This is...

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Improved part!

Improved part!

Abingdon Spares has corrected a part that had gradually become available in a non original specification, part # 23-070, the bolt and spacers for the steering column mount to the firewall. The spacers available from other suppliers were not the...

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Lug Nuts, what’s the story?

Lug Nuts, what’s the story?

MG TDs with steel wheels have two different threads for Lug Nuts and Wheel Studs, depending on the car number.Up through Car 12284 Wheel Studs and Lug Nuts were 16TPI, Whitworth 7/16 socketFrom Car 12285, Wheel Studs and Lug Nuts...

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